the beautiful thing about being in the mess is ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ it creates friction it shakes comfort it ignites movement ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ movement if we let it helps us sift through what’s real what’s of value and what deserves to stay 🖤
Today was supposed to look a lot different for a lot of couples than it did... I am especially thinking of these two today ❤️ I cannot wait to celebrate soon!
Me looking at my friends telling them salons are opening 🤣🤣
I’m just ready to get back to this ❤️
It feels like such a strange time to plan ahead right now, doesn’t it? I know that it’s difficult to plan a wedding or invest in anything right now. After putting in an offer on a house the first week of March and not getting it, COVID-19 blew up and we decided to put our house hunt on hold until we could see what’s going on. It was so disappointing. To have no control over any of this and to be that close to something big and then just feel like it’s taken away from you. It’s okay if you feel that way about something going on in your life right now. But I am starting to feel the fog lift - a little. I am finding a lot of hope lately in reminding myself that this season of life is temporary. It’s not forever and this isn’t a life sentence to live in fear. Our lives are going to progress and good things are going to happen 🙌🏻We will have weddings and gatherings again. We’ll be together again soon ❤️ && If you are planning your 2021 wedding go ahead and reach out now! No pressure at all but let’s start with a conversation- Lots of dates are getting postponed so my calendar is filling up quicker than usual and I have some offerings in place to make things easy on you during this! 😘😉
6 years ago today I graduated college. At that time I was both optimistic and terrified. A lot of good things happened in those years- I met my now husband. I made incredible memories and lifelong friends. In my last semester at DAAP I interned with a wedding photographer and it was an opportunity that was highly unexpected and has changed my entire life!💫 But there were a lot of unknowns. By the end of my senior year (or super senior year, as Ryan called the 5th year 🤣) I was DONE. I was completely drained- feeling uninspired from the workload and demand to always create- while interning, and bartending full time. I often got home past 2am and had to be up for 8am studios before doing it all over again. But man did it feel so good to be at that finish line 🙌🏻 And at the time it felt like the hardest I could ever work for something.. But I had no idea how hard I would have to work and fight for this little business of mine. I didn’t have any idea what owning a business meant and what all it would entail. While feeling nostalgic today, I actually found something I wrote 20 days before my graduation for my practicum class. It said: “I want a career that brings people together with a common purpose, shared experience or belief in something. I went to “art school” because it was who I was. I’ve wanted to be a teacher, a graphic designer, a wedding photographer, and a business owner. The binding interest has been- I can never not create. And I can only hope to carry this spirit with me into the future and set out to make a difference.” And while I am not the same as I was 6 years ago- it feels good to read that and know that I have stayed true to most of it. Yes, I have stumbled. I’ve screwed up. I’ve gotten in my own way. But I know who I am now and even more about what I am capable of. And I’ll keep trying. So this is an extremely long reminder to myself, and to you, to never give up on your dreams. There are a lot of unknowns in life, especially right now. Maybe you don’t know what’s going to happen next. You might be tired or afraid. But don’t forget, there will be a finish line! I’m cheering you on, friend 💕